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larrytbull 06-11-2014 06:36 PM

Freebording
 
I just picked my self up a used freebord on Ebay.

The skatebording thread got me interested in something for the summer

Any freeborders out there have any newbie tips

A little background, i never really skateboarded as a youth.

chomps1211 06-11-2014 06:59 PM

You might try google to see if there's a freeboard forum or group. I had never skated as a kid either. But for a while, I was really interested in the concept of freeboards and how they rode. That was a couple of years ago, but it seemed a bit obscure and I sorta lost interest.

Today, I'm all hot for the Baja Board motorized dirtboard. I will be saving all my pennies, nickels and dimes to get one of those when they finally hit the market.

Anyway, I hope you do find some fellow freeboarders to help you along. Let us know how it goes with your riding! :thumbsup:

Steezus Christ 06-11-2014 09:58 PM

maaaannnnn.. i been trying to pick one of these up for years.

i was in san fran in 06 on a family vacation and saw these dudes ripping down lombard street on these boards that they were sort of drifting on. i thought "holy hell that looks crazy, what is it?!".. a few years later i came across a few online advertisements for these things called freebords. i was so excited when i realized they were the same boards i saw in san fran.

i tried to order one online to Aus, where i was living but the company HQ was based in NZ and for whatever reason they couldnt send one out. i was never too fussed for living in sydney is fairly flat and theres not a whole lot of roads u can rip it on. but now living in the mountains in BC year round, i want to get one again. although the roads here are rough and i feel it would be too hard on a freebord and would mean "catching an edge" more often then not. concrete is a whole lot less forgiving then snow too.

let me know how it goes. very very interested in these. looking to finally pick one up in the not so distant future.

timmytard 06-12-2014 12:13 PM

I just picked one up last week:yahoo::thumbsup:

Had one a couple years ago, but it was the earlier model with crappy aluminum sky hooks.
Had to sell it last year.

Been wanting to find another one & got a smokin' deal on my brand new one.

Few months back as I was leaving Value Village, some dude was donating/dropping off a couple full face helmets.

I snagged them just before he put them in the box. Thank you.

Traded a full face, plus a little bit of bubble hash & honey oil.


I got a brand new freebord for the cost of a can of butane:giggle: :D

Here is a crappy little clip of me Freebording.
[VIMEO]61323856[VIMEO]
I couldn't get it too work. haha
https://vimeo.com/61323856

I only had about 3 hours on my old one, so I don't really know any tips to give you?
I need to find some as well:giggle:

The first couple times I tried my old one, I tried it in front of my house on a tiny little hill.:thumbsdown:

I couldn't do it, thought I might have made a bad choice?

You need a fair size hill, one that's steeper than you think you'll need.
Don't worry you won't end up going fast.

Don't try & ride it straight:dizzy:
That's where I had a lot of problems.

Just carve, right away.

I'm not going to tell you to buy pads & a helmet & all that jazz.
But... I will say.

Buy some sliding gloves, the kind with plastic fingers & palms.
It's inevitable, that your going to put your hands down.

I did in this video & burnt the pads off my fingers.


TT

Get a Freebord chomper, they're mint.

larrytbull 06-12-2014 12:38 PM

I found this video online.
hopefully it will help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRwFfq3Tl1g

it is the official freebord how to ride.

My board is due to arrive Tomorrow :yahoo::yahoo:

I got a used 80cm revolt with the alpha trucks and s2 bindings.

it also came with a 75cm deck as well, so if i crash and burn i will give it to my kid.

as for protection.... I practice what I preach.... full Battle gear.
I am in for knee surgery in august, so don't need any more injuries
(please don't question my sanity in buying this Just chalk it up to mid life crisis)


I think i will take advice on the gloves as well
i will try and put a video together once I can get some control

chomps1211 06-12-2014 01:18 PM

Here ya go fellas,..





TT,... :thumbsup: as soon as I'm not a cripple anymore! :thumbsup: :D

Deacon 06-12-2014 01:28 PM

Stopping looks like it would result in square wheels, fast!

timmytard 06-12-2014 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Deacon (Post 1731633)
Stopping looks like it would result in square wheels, fast!

I don't know about square? Don't think they would get flat spots quite as bad a normal wheel?

But definitely wear down 10 times faster.

I'm already thinkin' of trying to find some big hard wheels, I don't even know if they make that type?

90mm 90duro, anyone one know if someone makes a wheel like that?


TT

timmytard 06-12-2014 07:44 PM

Found another video:giggle:



I could not do it for the life of me, on this piss ass hill.
It goes a little longer, but it's not steep enough.

Obviously I just suck donkey balls, cause it's a hill.
I should be able to ride down it.:icon_scratch:

That was the first time ever stepping on one.


TT

Deacon 06-12-2014 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timmytard (Post 1731825)
Found another video:giggle:



I could not do it for the life of me, on this piss ass hill.
It goes a little longer, but it's not steep enough.

Obviously I just suck donkey balls, cause it's a hill.
I should be able to ride down it.:icon_scratch:

That was the first time ever stepping on one.


TT

Clearly, you weren't going fast enough... :D


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